(redirected from Ornithonyssus bacoti (syn. Bdellonyssus, Liponyssus) bacoti)


A genus of bird and rodent mites; species include Ornithonyssus bacoti, the tropical rat mite, a possible vector of murine typhus and a cause of human dermatitis; Ornithonyssus bursa, the tropical fowl mite; and Ornithonyssus sylviarum, the northern fowl mite.
[G. ornis (ornith-), bird, + nyssus, to prick]
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(or″nĭ-thon-ĭ′sŭs) [Gr. ornis, ornithos, bird + Gr. nyssein, to prick]
A genus of parasitic mites of the family Macronyssidae.

Ornithonyssus sylviarum

The northern fowl mite. Its bite may cause an itchy rash, esp. prevalent in owners of infected farm animals or pets.

Ornithonyssus bacoti

The tropical rat mite. Its bite may cause itchy papules on the skin.
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